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The 5 at 5 Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, The Journal brings you five of the biggest stories of the day.

1. #AARON SIKORSKI: The HSE has apologised to a boy whose throat was corroded by a lodged-button battery after delay in ordering X-ray.

2.#ENERGY PRICES: Bord Gáis Energy announced this morning it is to cut residential electricity and gas prices by 10% and 9.5% from 29 February.

3. #BEEF: Irish beef exports to China are to resume after their suspension last November over atypical BSE case.

4. #NORTHERN IRELAND: Stormont session suspended as Michelle O’Neill says she fears Assembly may never return due to DUP boycott.

5. #BLANCHARDSTOWN: Gardaí made a sixth arrest related to Christmas Eve restaurant killings in Blanchardstown.